The legendary television host and producer, Oprah Winfrey is celebrating her birthday tomorrow. The influential woman will turn 61 on Jan. 28, 2015.
Oprah Winfrey has been entertaining and inspiring us through years and we have literally grown up seeing her on her hit show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah became the world's first female black billionaire and the richest self-made American woman.
The Oprah Winfrey Show became the highest-rated syndicated program on air, from 1986 to 2011. She was also named the most influential woman in the world by TIME magazine.
On The Oprah Winfrey Show, we have seen celebrity guests coming and chatting with the host from around the world. From politicians to music singers, we have seen stars from different fields come and open up with the host on her show.
However, we have also seen some of the most shocking episodes where surprising revelations were made and stars unburden their darkest secrets. Before going to the celebrities, Oprah Winfrey in 1986 revealed a shocking past that left her wounded forever. In one of the episodes in 1986, Oprah was with sexual abuse victims and their molesters on the show. At that time, Oprah confessed that she was raped at the age of 9 by her relative. She also said when she was fourteen, Oprah had a child that died.
So, we decided to take a look at the celebrity confessions on Oprah Winfrey's Show which left us shocked.
The host herself revealed that she was raped when she was 9-year-old. During an episode in 1986 with sexual abuse victims and their molesters, Oprah made this confession. She also said when she was fourteen, Oprah had a child that died.
This is one of the biggest and most shocking revelations done by a celebrity on a TV show. The star revealed on Oprah's show on September 23, 2009 that she had an incestuous relationship for 10 years with her father, rock legend John Phillips. She was 19 when she got into the incestuous relationship.
Rihanna opened up about her relationship with ex Chris Brown and also confirmed that she was not dating him anymore. RiRi also confessed that Chris Brown was still the love of her life and she misses him.
Gerald, the older brother of American comedienne and Academy Award winning actress Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson, admitted on molesting her as a child. "I'm here today to first acknowledge what I've been denial for 37 years, and that is I did assault and inappropriately touch my sister in manners that were uncomfortable for her. And for that, I apologize," he confessed.
Oprah made the seven-times Tour de France winner come clean after years of denial, and open up about his doping allegations. Lance confessed on doping to win and improve his cycling performance, and called himself an arrogant bully.
Handsome Perry confessed on Oprah Show that he was physically and sexually abused as a child. Perry also revealed that said his father used to beat him up brutally when he was a child, and he was sexually assaulted by three men.
Lisa Marie Presley
After the death of her ex husband, Michael Jackson, Lisa opened up for the first time and it was on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She revealed that Michael "became very good at trading and manipulating." Lisa spoke about the way she feels the suspected drug use might have been one of the core reasons behind her failed marriage with the pop star.